Dr. Michael J. Reed

President of the College

Dr. Michael J. Reed is the President of the Pennsylvania College of Technology. Penn College, a special mission campus of Penn State, is a national leader in applied technology education.

Dr. Michael J. Reed

Michael J. Reed became the eighth president of Pennsylvania College of Technology on July 1, 2022.

A native of Glenshaw, a Pittsburgh suburb, Dr. Reed is one of 10 siblings and a first-generation college student.

He has extensive experience in higher education and secondary education. Before being named vice president for academic affairs and provost – the chief academic officer for Penn College, responsible for overseeing the delivery of 100-plus academic programs and leading more than 600 employees in the college’s Academic Affairs Division – Dr. Reed served as vice president for academic operations and associate provost; dean of the former School of Sciences, Humanities & Visual Communications; and assistant dean of liberal arts and sciences.

Previously, he served as head principal at Williamsport Area High School and as principal at the SciTech Campus of Harrisburg High School, which offers an honors-level college preparatory experience to a select group of highly motivated students. He also was principal of the former William Penn Alternative School, which served high-risk students in the Harrisburg area.

Prior to that, he was a school counselor in the Upper Dauphin Area School District and a teacher and counselor for Abraxas Youth & Family Services, Marienville.

Dr. Reed holds a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from Drexel University, a Master of Education in Counseling and Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania. He also earned a Post-Master Certificate in School Administration from Penn State.

Dr. Reed’s past and present community affiliations include Academic Advisory Board member for the PA Interscholastic Esports Associates; the Salvation Army of Williamsport, Advisory Board; and the Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.